Why Choose the University of Arizona?

Widen your horizons by studying abroad

Dip your toe into a broader pool of knowledge. Take the plunge next summer into the rain forests of Costa Rica, the ancient labyrinths of Jordan or the hilltop towns of Italy. Our international journalism programs take you places where you can engage in learning every day as you experience other cultures and earn credits in elective and required courses in journalism and other subjects. For more information, go to journalism.arizona.edu/studyabroad.

Because of the quality of the student experience. All faculty members are focused on student success. Several have won national teaching awards for their excellence in stimulating student achievement through innovative educational techniques. The reporting classes put students on the street, learning their skills by covering events and issues in communities throughout southern Arizona.

There are no national rankings of journalism programs. However, several indicators provide evidence of the high-quality education offered by the School of Journalism:

  • UA graduates for many years have obtained employment with top-ranked U.S. news organizations, such as CNN International, NBC and the Los Angeles Times, as well as other national and global news organizations. UA journalism students also routinely obtain internships with prestigious U.S. news media companies, both here and abroad.
  • In recognition of the excellence of the School of Journalism program, The New York Times selected the school as one of two sites for its Student Journalism Institute, which is open to gifted graduate and undergraduate students throughout the country.
  • Students have an opportunity to take our courses in Italy, Jordan and Costa Rica and to study in other countries through the university's extensive Study Abroad program.
  • Faculty recruitment is another indication of quality. All faculty members worked as journalists before earning advanced degrees and joining the school. 

Faculty members include:

  • A leader of a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into health-care issues,
  • A New York Times-bestselling author who has covered Latin America for decades,
  • The former chief international correspondent for The Associated Press, who has written seven books on global news and its impact on international affairs,
  • A faculty member whose work in Central America won a major award from the Society of Professional Journalists and helped lay the foundation for a congressional investigation,
  • A faculty member who has twice earned the coveted President's Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • A faculty member who worked for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler.

Want to learn more?

UA Journalism at a Glance

Welcome to the Journalism School

School News

Master's Programs

Admissions Requirements


Graduate Course Descriptions

UA Graduate College

Tuition, Fees and Available Financial Aid

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Journalism School Student Organizations


For more information on application and administrative questions:

Debbie Cross

For advising and curriculum questions:

Prof. Carol Schwalbe